the first man on moon neil armstrong is dead

Written by on August 26, 2012

niel amstrong

Neil Armstrong, the Apollo 11 astronaut who became the first person on the moon, has died at 82.

In a statement, Armstrong’s family said the internationally known icon had died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures.

The family described Armstrong as “a reluctant American hero who always believed he was just doing his job,” CBS News reported.

Check out the CBS News video embedded below. And there’s a great interview with Armstrong and Walter Cronkite — along with thrilling pilot’s-eye-views of the moon landing — about midway down here. Also, you’ll find the compete (and moving) statement from Armstrong’s family below the embedded video.


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